Indigenous Arts

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COVID-19 Measures: Banff Centre has suspended all scheduled programs on campus until the end of August. We will not be accepting applications during this time.

Program offerings are being reviewed, check out some of our program pages for a sample of what you might see at Banff Centre soon. Please visit our COVID-19 Update Page or reach out to for more information.

Informed by Indigenous cultures and worldviews, we offer programs in all disciplines for emerging to established Indigenous artists. Our programs are highly transformative, situate rigour and exploration at their centre, and are inspired by ‘power of place’ here in Treaty 7 territory.

Through outstanding performances, concerts, residencies, presentations, workshops, talks, and exhibitions, Indigenous Arts contributes to strong and vibrant Indigenous arts communities in Canada and around the globe.


Indigenous Arts is generously supported by:

RBC Emerging Artists Project   



Meet Director of Indigenous Arts, Reneltta Arluk

Reneltta Arluk

As Banff Centre's Director of Indigenous Arts, Reneltta is focused on fostering Indigenous culture through storytelling, and she's doing it by building a community that supports Indigenous artists, helping them discover their voice and turn their ideas into reality. 

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The self-directed residency was magical and memorable. [Banff Centre] is a wonderful place to dive deep into your creation and be supported by open-minded and caring staff.

Daina Ashbee, Self-Directed Residency, 2018

Contact Us

For questions about the department and what we offer, please contact:


Phone: 403.763.6093

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020, Stn. 21
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5 Canada